Now that students are back on college campuses, the Department of Public Works officials said parking will become more in-demand in certain areas, so they are reinstating parking enforcement for all posted time restrictions beginning Sept. 14.
"A lot of people have been able to get away with parking indefinitely in certain areas but if it says two-hour zone just comply with that," said Brian DeNeve, with the Department of Public works.
The city suspended all timed, metered, and day/night parking restrictions in March to accommodate more people at home due to the pandemic but as businesses started to reopen, parking meter enforcement resumed in June, and now timed two-hour parking and daytime parking permits are now required. High-density areas around universities and hospitals will have more of the timed restrictions in place.
"Where people need a permit there to park because there needs to be a lot of access in those areas for those businesses," said DeNeve,
Daytime parking permits will now be required and cars cannot be parked beyond the allowable time on parking meters. Night parking restrictions remain suspended until a later date.
Officials said to help people adjust to the rules, for the past few weeks they have been handing out warning notices but now those notices will turn into tickets.
"We are trying to be as mindful as possible when it comes to getting people back in the habit, it’s been 6 months, keep in mind these are going into effect as early as today," said Brian